Our Story

Hi, my name is Kathy Haywood

I’m the founder of Books 2 BAS Bookkeeping Solutions partnering a range of businesses since 2007. I am a qualified Bookkeeper with a Diploma in Accounting and a Registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board. I am also a member of the Australian Bookkeepers Association as well as the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Having grown up in family business, I developed a love of numbers and a love of people. My parents always helped others, they were about equality and showing compassion to everyone. Staff and our regular customers were considered family. I share the same desire to make people happy, to help to prevent stress and sadness where I can. I want people to feel included just as my family always did with everyone surrounding us in life and in business.

With over 20+ years’ experience including Property Accounting; Commercial, Industrial & Retail Property Management; Taxation and Auditing to more recently Financial Management of an RSL Club, I have a strong eye for detail and highly developed analytical skills. My extensive experience has provided me with an excellent knowledge of all things bookkeeping and a passion for compliance.

I know what it is like to take a leap of faith and trust yourself, to do something brave and courageous, to walk away from the comfort and security of employment and towards what I know I need to do.

I would say that:

I’m open, supportive & unique.

I’m honest, genuine and reliable.

I care! Most people say “I care too much”.

I am passionate about what I do

My heart is big, I am passionate about what I do, I am passionate about the service of bookkeeping. I am passionate about helping people and being of value to others.

Some may think bookkeeping is not exciting and that is because you haven’t met me yet!

Bookkeeping to me is not just about numbers on a page, it tells a story, it can be about saving someone’s family, it’s about someone’s mental health by alleviating stress. Bookkeeping to me is about integrity. Bookkeeping is helping others understand and take care of the numbers to prevent financial disaster which can impact a life in a way that would shake them to the core.

My desire to serve is deep within me. I want to empower business owners around their finances.

I’m in the business of helping others build their business, educating clients about how with my services partnering their business, they can create what’s possible. Keeping clients informed to provide them with better insight into their business and how it’s performing to encourage them to think strategically and make sound decisions to fulfil their dream.

Every business needs a bookkeeper, they just don’t know it and it’s really a small investment!